A horticulturalist, seed saver, photographer and creative type, who gardens organically and occasionally blogs about it.
Doesn't need words either, does it?I love this clematis. It's gorgeous. Four years ago I purchased a lemon chiffon clematis that bloomed for the first time this year (perhaps you already read about this) and I was so disappointed. Wish I had bought something like the one you have.Clematis envy. :)Annelie
Oh, Annelie, thank you! When I lived in Toronto, I couldn't get a Clematis to bloom, no matter how I tried. I'm thinking I just got lucky with this one. I'd be happy to share some seeds with you. Collected some last year, and will again this year, too.It would take a few years, but the one thing I know all gardeners share, (out of necessity), is patience! I was thinking how beautiful your clematis was! Grass is always greener! ; )
Hi Karen! I like these flowers with such floppy petals! And oh, how many of them! The plant certainly loves its location and soil.
Hi Tatyana! Thanks very much! I like the floppy petals, too! Reminds me a little bit of a cloche hat from the 1930's! When it started budding earlier this spring, we had a couple nights of frost, and a bit of snow, but it survived. These alpines are hardy creatures for sure!
It always amazes me how many gorgeous Clematis there are. I do love that magenta color on this Clematis.
Karen - love the 'Wall Flower Studio" Facebook page; great forum! -Shyrlene
Helen, you're so right. And, thank you! (So many Clematis out there and so little vertical garden space, but I'd love more! I do like this alpine too. With the exception of some Sweet William, it's likely the only pinkish colour flowering plant in my garden, so I'm thinking it stands out rather nicely! Shyrlene, thank you so much. I totally appreciate that you joined up on my wee FB group! If you feel that it's worthy of your time, then I'm really grateful! Have been neglecting this blog a little, but have been in the garden a lot, and also doing some painting as well. Thinking that the best part is that I've met many wonderful garden enthusiasts, like all of you here online. Sharing with each other about our gardens is all part of the fun!
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